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Library activities slated for kids

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   Pulaski County Library System has scheduled a number of activities and events to keep the kids busy through the remainder of the year. The events…

Former Va. governor’s corruption case goes to jury

RICHMOND  (AP) — The jury began deliberations Tuesday in the corruption case that could send former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife to federal prison if jurors conclude that…

Ex-House majority leader joins investment bank

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has a new job as vice chairman and managing director of a global independent investment bank. New York-based Moelis &…

32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine were still on the…

‘I need to do this now …’

‘I need to do this now …’

Former postman embarks on coast-to-coast-to-coast run for suicide prevention   By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com   “When I read about how he died and the depression he was dealing with, it…

PCHS accepts Ice Bucket challenge

PCHS accepts Ice Bucket challenge

Pulaski County High School Principal Michael Grim (seated, left) and Activities Director Mark Hanks (seated, left) are doused with ice water by students Malik Eaves (left) and Cameron Merchant (right)…

Pulaski unemployment rate drops since last year

By CALVIN PYNN calvin@southwesttimes.com   A recent report from the Virginia Employment Commission shows that Pulaski County’s unemployment rate has dropped since July 2013, based on last month’s numbers. The…

Literacy group receives $10,000 grant

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley will be able to better serve the region, including Pulaski County, thanks to a $10,000 grant from Dollar General…

Machining grad returns to NRCC – as a pro

By AMANDA J. ALLEN NRCC public relations   J.R. Sowers, a 2014 graduate of New River Community College, was back in the college’s machine shop recently, now as a professional.…

Fall Story Time begins Tuesday

By MELINDA WILLIAMS melinda@southwesttimes.com Pulaski County Library System’s Fall Story Time activities begin Tuesday, Sept. 2. Story Time for children ages two to five will be held at 10:30 a.m.…